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Friday, January 13, 2017

Thomas Lee "Tommy" Lunsford (January 9, 2017)

Thomas Lee "Tommy" Lunsford, age 68, of Union City, IN, passed away Monday, January 9, 2017 at his home.

He was born Friday, June 25, 1948 in Indianapolis, IN, a son of Ethel (Johnson) Sullivan of Akron, OH and the late Richard Roy Lunsford.

In addition to his father, Tommy was preceded in death by his step-father Cameron “Panther” Sullivan.

Tommy was a true cowboy; he rode bulls, broncs, and was a trick rider, and owned a small circus years ago.

Tommy is survived by his girlfriend of 18 years Anita Cunningham; daughter, Lori Lee (Dewey) Waldron; granddaughter, Loraine Grace Waldron; two brothers, James R. Sullivan of Greenville, OH and Cameron Sullivan of Winchester, IN; and his sister Vickie Ann (Terry) Murray of Akron, OH.

Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

Tonia "Toni" Edwards (January 11, 2017)

Tonia "Toni" Edwards, 70, of Greenville, OH, passed away, Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at State of the Heart Care Center in Greenville.

Tonia was born Monday, September 2, 1946 in Greenville, OH, a daughter of the late Ed and Ethel (Thomas) Van Dyke.

In addition to her parents, Tonia was preceded in death by her daughter Cassandra Campbell, sisters, Janice Seifman and Jane Van Dyke.

Tonia was a member of the Women of the Moose Lodge in Greenville. She enjoyed playing on the computer, coloring and visiting family in Las Vegas.

Tonia is survived by her husband of 48 years, Duane "Lum" Edwards of Greenville, whom she married Friday, February 16, 1968; daughter and son in law, Dawn and David Duff of Covington, OH; grandsons, Jacob Campbell and Lucas Campbell both of Belleville, MI; several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Terry Haworth officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in Fort Jefferson.

Family and friends may visit from Monday, January 16, 2017 from 5:00 PM-7:00 PM at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville and one hour prior to the funeral on Tuesday.

Memorial contributions may be made to Darke County Cancer Association or State of the Heart Care

Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

Lisa Marie (Pace) Stahl (January 9, 2017)

Lisa Marie (Pace) Stahl, age 37 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 5:26 PM Monday January 9, 2017 at Wayne HealthCare Greenville, Ohio. Lisa was born February 10, 1979 in Greenville, Ohio and the daughter of Larry L. and Rosemary Ann (Buzard) Calvert Jr. of Greenville.

Lisa was preceded in death by her grandparents.

Survivors in addition to her parents would be her daughter Jasmine Wogerman, son Dylan Wogerman, granddaughter Audrianna Harris, brother Nick Pace all of Greenville and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday January 12, 2017 at the Faith Baptist Church 740 Russ Road Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Bill Baker officiating. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 10:00 AM until time of the services in the church.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the Cancer Association of Darke County or the American Diabetes Association.

Funeral Arrangements by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com.

Armella E. (Knoth) Mangen (January 8, 2017)

Armella E. (Knoth) Mangen, of Versailles, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, January 8, 2017 at 9:40 PM at Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton, Ohio. She was born on November 20, 1932 in Mercer County, Ohio, to the late John & Pauline Knoth.

She is survived by her sons, Mark C. Mangen of Brock, Ohio, and Vernon A. Mangen of Yorkshire, Ohio; daughters, Mary Jane Mangen of Piqua, Ohio, and Karen Marie Mangen of Union City, Ohio; grandchildren, Tasha, Keshia, Amber and Dustin Mangen; step grandchildren, Tiffany, Brandy and Richie Black; numerous great grandchildren; sister and brother in law, Rosie & Virgil Kreig of Ft. Recovery, Ohio; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Nelson F. Mangen whom she married on July 7, 1956 and brother, Cletus Knoth.

There will be a Mass of Christian Burial held on Friday, January 13, 2017 at 10:30 AM at Holy Family Catholic Church, Frenchtown, Ohio, with Rev. Fr. Ron Haft celebrant. Burial will follow in the Holy Family Church Cemetery, Frenchtown, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Thursday, January 12, 2017 from 4-8 PM and Friday from 9-9:45 AM at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, Ohio.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to donor’s choice. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Douglas A. Erisman (January 7, 2017)

Douglas A. Erisman, age 64, Greenville, Ohio, passed away Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 11:42 AM at his residence. He was born on June 2, 1952 in Greenville, Ohio, to the late Roland Erisman & Betty (Wentworth) Wilmoth.

He is survived by his sons and daughter in law, Tom & Jamie Erisman and Tim Erisman both of Greenville; grandchildren, Emma Erisman and Brennen Siefring; step mother, Donna Erisman of Greenville; brothers and sisters in law, Ed & Amy Erisman, Joe & Robin Shoemaker, Eric & MaryBeth Erisman and Chris & Felicia Erisman all of Greenville; sister, Sherry Sutter; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Doug was a truck driver for Wayne Wetzel Trucking. He was a member of the Versailles Eagles and loved to fish.

There will be a service held on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 2:30 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Joe Soley officiating. Burial will follow in the Stelvideo Cemetery, Darke County, Ohio. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the donor’s choice. Condolence for the family may be sent through www.zecharbailey.com

Mary Ann Reed (January 7, 2017)

Mary Ann Reed, 72, of Greenville, OH, passed away, Saturday, January 7, 2017 at Rest Haven Nursing Home in Greenville.

Mary Ann was born Saturday, January 29, 1944 in Greenville, OH, a daughter of the late Guy and Ruth (Neff) Reed.

In addition to her parents, Mary Ann was preceded in death by her sister, Sondra Sue Thompson.

Mary Ann was a past member of the Greenville Moose Lodge and American Legion also in Greenville. Mary enjoyed playing bingo, cards and loved to gamble.

Mary Ann is survived by her sister, Doris Jean Koffer of Greenville; Nephews, Craig and Tonia Thompson of Greenville and Lonnie and Rita Koffer of Pitsburg, Oh; niece, Carla and Mike Otte of Maria Stein and Kris Culver of Greenville; several great and great great nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Terry Haworth officiating. Burial will be in Greenville Township Memorial Gardens.

Family and friends may visit on Saturday, January 14, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM at Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville.

Memorial contributions may be made to help with funeral expenses.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

Richard "Dick" K. Emrick (January 5, 2017)

Richard "Dick" K. Emrick, 81, of New Madison, OH, passed away, Thursday, January 5, 2017 at State of the Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville.

Dick was born Thursday, May 23, 1935 in Middletown, OH, a son of the late Willis and Edith (Henderson) Emrick.

In addition to his parents, Dick was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Emrick, brothers, Lloyd, Gene, Robert, Donald and Rolland Emrick, sisters, Kathleen Baker, Evelyn Cencebaugh, Maxine Baker, Shirley Geeding, Rosanna Owens and Helen Smith, a step son, Rick Miller, and a step great granddaughter, Katelyn.

Dick graduated from Monroe High School in Preble County. He was a retired carpenter and brick layer who constructed and renovated many homes and businesses in the local area. He served as an Eldorado council member for 4 years and was a member of the Sons of the Amvets in Eldorado.

Dick is survived by his daughters and sons in law, Rhonda and Bruce Snyder of Englewood, Cheryl and Tom Wright of Cumming, GA and Mindy and Jim Feuerborn of Nashville, TN; step children, Don and Nancy Miller of New Madison, Steve and Connie Miller of Arcanum, and Sue Miller of Colorado Springs, CO; 5 grandchildren; 9 step grandchildren; 21 step great grandchildren; sisters, Phyllis and Harold Swihart of Eldorado and Norma Bishop of Richmond, IN; numerous nieces and nephews.

A graveside Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at Greenmound Cemetery in New Madison with Pastor Carol Duffield officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Care.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.braundpope.com

Michaelene Bowen (January 5, 2017)

Michaelene Bowen, 83 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Thursday January 5, 2017 at 12:35 PM. She was born March 15, 1933 in Chicago, Illinois the daughter of the late Michael & Margaret (Thompson) Rossner. She was a homemaker and was an artist and taught dance.

She is preceded in death by her parents; daughter: Roberta Ann Wendel; brother: David Rossner.

She is survived by her husband: Charles R. Bowen; children: Vesta Whisler, Michael (Denise) Wallace, & William (Teresa) Wallace; step children: Krista (Tom) Sewell, Linda (Tim) Nelson; grandchildren: Robert Wallace, Michele Patterson, Patricia Westfall, Cynthia Wallace, Regina Tyree, Jennifer Williamson, Sarah Yoder; step grandchildren: Kelly Wayne & Angie; 7 great grandchildren; sisters: Judy Norton, & Peggy (Kenny) Norton; numerous nieces & nephews.

There will be no services. Arrangements are being handled by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio.

Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

R. Eugene Sharp (January 4, 2017)

R. Eugene Sharp, age 100 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 3:30 PM Wednesday January 4, 2017 at the Brethren Retirement Center Greenville, Ohio. Gene was born January 10, 1916 in Ansonia, Ohio and the son of the late Raymond and Maud Alice (Stephens) Sharp.

Gene’s career spans many many years. He first worked 2 years as the store manager at the former Kroger Grocery located in Arcanum. Then joined the US Navy to serve his country and following his military service was employed for 33 years as a store manager at A & P Company and the Marsh Grocery Stores where he opened 3 new stores and worked in 8 different communities. Next he was employed for 7 years as the bookkeeper for Manix Brothers Construction Company and then 16 years as the Greenville City Treasurer, retiring in 2006. He was also a Member of the First United Methodist Church of Greenville, a 72 year member of the Greenville Masonic Lodge and Antioch Shrine of Dayton. Also a member of the Greenville American Legion and Elks Lodge.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife B. Catherine (Michael) Sharp July 6, 2011. They were married July 3, 1936. Also sisters Edna Clark, Anna Mae Parsons and Helen Harter; brothers Charles, Major and Dain Sharp.

Gene is survived by a sister Mary Alice Redman of Greenville and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral and Masonic Memorial Services, conducted by Pastor David Cummings and the Greenville Masonic Lodge, will be held at 2:00 PM Monday January 9, 2017 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday January 9, 2017 from 1:00 PM until time of the services in the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the First United Methodist Church of Greenville, the Darke County Shrine Club or Brethren Retirement Community Resident’s Aid Fund.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com.

Arthur C. Francis (January 3, )2017

Arthur C. Francis age 65, of Frenchtown, Ohio passed away on Tuesday, January 3, 2017, in Macon, Georgia as the result of a traffic accident. Arthur was born January 21, 1952, in Willowdell, Ohio to the late Charles Leo & Louise K. (Bender) Francis.

Arthur is survived by his wife, Debbie (Elson) Francis whom he married August 24, 1979; children, Audrey L. Lutz of Covington, Mary L. Francis of Frenchtown and Charles T. Francis of Frenchtown; grandchildren, Michael T. Lutz of Covington and Gavin J. Lutz of Covington; sisters & brothers-in-law, Emma & Earl Dicke of New Bremen, Charlotte & James Rank of Huntingtown, Maryland, Becky & Larry Bruggeman of Maria Stein, Ida & Henry Spangler Sr. of Sidney, Henrietta Spaugy of Conover and Victoria Freisthler of Sidney; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Arthur was also preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Grieshop.

Arthur served in the U.S. Army National Guard of Ohio. He was a truck driver for Drew Ag Transport in Greenville. Arthur was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Frenchtown and the Versailles Knights of Columbus.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, at St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles with Rev. Fr. Jim Simons celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Valbert Cemetery in Versailles with Military Honors conducted by the Versailles Veteran’s Honor Guard. The family will receive friends on Monday from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. and Tuesday morning from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Sylvia L. (Smith) Rice (December 31, 2016)

Sylvia L. (Smith) Rice of Arcanum, Ohio, and formerly from Trotwood, Ohio, passed peacefully surrounded with family on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 5:00 PM at Kindred Healthcare, Indianapolis, Indiana. She was born on October 21, 1932 in Dayton, Ohio, to the late Earl and Sarah (Lentz) Smith.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Chester Rice; son, Joel Rice; brothers; Bill, Gene, Lowell, Carl and Bob Smith; sisters; Marie Landis, Helen Shepard, Miriam Welsh.

She is survived by sons and daughter in law, Bob and Marilyn (Jones) Rice of Arcanum, OH, Dwane and Kim (Clingerman) Rice of Indianapolis, IN, and Aaron and Linda (Bates) Rice of Binghamton, NY; daughter in law and spouse, Sheri & Tim (Cress, Rice) Hicks of Greenville, OH; 14 grandchild, Sarah Shearer, Jason Rice, Joshua Rice, Andrea Netzley, Deborah Rice, Joel I. Rice, Nathan Rice, Julia Rice, Ethan Rice, Lauren Rice, Jeffrey Rice, Lindsey Rice and Zachary Newbold; 12 great grandchildren; sisters, Myrna Smoot of Brookville, OH, Bonnie Cummings of Trotwood, OH, and Ellen Duke of West Manchester, OH; sister in law, Marilyn Smith of Brookville, OH; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Sylvia was a homemaker and was a member of the Castine Church of the Brethren and Gideon’s Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed cooking and most of spending time with her family. She was a very good mother and had a services heart. She will be deeply missed by many.

There will be a service held on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Castine Church of the Brethren, with Pastor Gary Cloyd officiating. Burial will follow in the Wheelock Cemetery, West Milton, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Saturday from noon until the time of the service at church. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to Gideon’s. Condolence for the family may be sent through www.zecharbailey.com

Kathleen (Swank) Rife Baker (December 31, 2016)

Kathleen (Swank) Rife Baker, age 94, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 10:25 PM at the Brethren Retirement Community, Greenville, Ohio. She was born on May 23, 1922 in Muncie, Indiana, to the late H. Ray & Loretta (Bunger) Swank.

She is survived by her children, Jim & Lois Rife of Greenville and Pamela & Bruce Rhoades of Troy; step children, Philip D. Baker of Indianapolis, IN, and Doris J. & Don Yoder of Indiana; 5 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; siblings, Phyllis North of Greenville, Barbara Brewer of Greenville and Rev. George Swank of Goshen, IN; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her first husband, Marion E. Rife; second husband, Denver Shirl Baker; and brothers, Harry Swank, Marvin Swank and Ray Swank Jr.

Kathleen work at Neff Lettering and was the Church Secretary. She was a member of the Greenville Church of the Brethren and volunteered at the Brethren Retirement Community for many years.

There will be a service held on Sunday, January 8, 2017 at 2:30 PM at Greenville Church of the Brethren, 421 Central Street, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Ron Sherck officiating. Burial will follow in the West Branch Cemetery, Darke County, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Saturday, January 7, 2017 from 2-5 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, as well as from 2:00 PM until the time of the service at church on Sunday.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to Greenville Church of the Brethren or State of the Heart Care (Hospice). Condolence for the family may be sent through www.zecharbailey.com

Floyd (Bear) Pitsenbarger (January 2, 2017)

Floyd (Bear) Pitsenbarger, of Versailles, Ohio, passed away on Monday, January 2, 2017, in his home surrounded by his family. He was born on October 5, 1931, the third of five children in Versailles, Ohio, to the late Elmer and Emma (Hauschild) Pitsenbarger. He married Janet L. Berger on April 24, 1954, and they had six children. Floyd is survived by his wife, son, Jeff and Linda Pitsenbarger of Versailles; daughters, Polly Jo of Fort Worth, TX, Julie and Rod Boring of Versailles, Mindy and Brian Smith of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Patti and Clay Miller of New Baltimore, Michigan, and Peggi and Mark Richard of Versailles; and sisters, Dorthabel and Gene Fox of Englewood, Ohio, Evelyn and the late Merle Selander of Versailles, Phyllis and Jerry Oliver of Versailles, and Janet and Howard Rehmert of Versailles.

Bear was very proud of his family and his 20 grandchildren, Justin, Greta, Andy, Alex, Mark, Kami, Ashly, Kyle, Zac, Kara, Bailey, Jon, Roxanne, Maddison, Emily, Dominic, Damien, McKinzie, Cameron, and Noah. He also has 14 great-grandchildren: Harrison, Gavin, Cannon, Quintin, Callie, Finley, Beckett, Gabriel, Henry, William, Samuel, Cecilia, Meredith and three on the way to be born in 2017.

Floyd graduated from Versailles High School in 1949. He was member of the Ohio National Guard and was called to active duty in the U.S. Army in 1951 where he was stationed at Ft. Bliss, Texas. He served a total of three years and four active duty months. He was employed by the Poultry Producers from 1948 until it closed in 1974. He also worked at the Versailles High School, Argosy, Clopay and Excello. In 1979 he began working for Gene Meyer’s Trucking until he retired in 2005.

He was a member of the Volunteer Fire Department from 1964 through 1978. He was a member of the Versailles F.O.E. and Vets Club. He also served on the Versailles Village Council from 1965-1969.

Floyd enjoyed living in Versailles and visiting will all of his friends at local sporting events and restaurants as well as his frequent leisurely travels about town. Floyd also enjoyed his 85th birthday this past October with his family and friends celebrating at the Sweet Shop at 4:30 AM!—his favorite time of day.

Floyd was preceded in death by his grandson, Zac Richard, who was born on January 2. Floyd joined him in heaven on Zac’s birthday.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, January 6th, 2017, at Bailey-Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Fr. Martin Fox officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery in Versailles with Military Honors conducted by the Versailles Veteran’s Honor Guard. Visitations for family and friends will be from 4-8:00 pm on Thursday, January 5th, 2017. Memorial contributions may be made to the Versailles Emergency Medical Services, Versailles Fire Department or Versailles Veteran’s Honor Guard. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Richard J."Dick" Mayo (January 1, 2017)

Richard J."Dick" Mayo, 80, formerly of Ansonia went home to the Lord, Sunday, January 1, 2017 at the Versailles Health Care Center.

He was born February 23, 1936 in Osgood, Ohio, a son to the late Ralph Francis and Marjorie Catherine (Bohman) Mayo. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Sharon L. Mayo who passed on December 10, 2016; and a brother, Ralph Mayo, Jr.

Dick married his Homecoming Queen, Sharon, on May 24, 1958 and enjoyed 58 loving years together. He enjoyed restoring tractors and spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his children, Robert (Lisa) Mayo, Randy (Tracy) Mayo, Eugene (Denise) Mayo and Carol (Wes) Davis; twelve grandchildren, Brandon Mayo, Patrick (Jamie) Mayo, Sara Mayo, Rick (Lauren) Mayo, Stephanie Mayo, Jeff Mayo, Sydney Davis, Jennifer Mayo, Collin Mayo, Nick Mayo, Mark Mayo and Seth Davis; one great grandson, Joseph Grilliot; brother Ron (Rita) Mayo; sisters, Patricia (Robert) Epperly and Sharon (Bill) Haas; several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, January 6, 2017 at 10:30 at the St. Louis Catholic Church in North Star, OH with Fr. David Zink officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens.

Family and Friends may visit on Thursday, January 5, 2017 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ansonia Rescue, P.O. Box 171, Ansonia, Ohio 45303.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

Friday, December 30, 2016

John David Myers (December 28, 2016)

John David Myers, 77, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at his residence.

He was born July 8, 1939 in Darke County, Ohio, a son of the late Oscar and Pearl (Davidson) Myers. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a grandson, Brent David Corn; sisters, Marylin Myers and Phyllis Magoto; brothers, Bill ,Robert and Donald Myers.

John was a member of First Assembly of God in Greenville, was a realtor for over 47 years and a United States Army Veteran.

He is survived by his wife Connie Myers, whom he married December 31, 1961; daughter, Susan (Mark) Hartrum of Greenville, Ohio; son, Robert Allan (Melinda Jean) Myers of Newburg, IN; grandchildren, Kristen Beth Jurgens, Kaylee Brooke Hartrum, John Thomas Myers and Abby Elizabeth Myers; brother, Jack Meyers of Greenville, Ohio; sisters, Betty Jo Price and Barbara Ginger, both of Greenville, Ohio.

A Celebration of life will be held 10:30 AM Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at First Assembly of God, 7219 ST RT 118, Greenville, OH with pastor Dale Boeger officiating. Burial will follow in Abbottsville Cemetery.

Family and friends may visit at the Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville on Monday, January 2, 2017, from 4 PM to 7 PM.

Memorial contribution may be made Hospice of Miami County.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

William Jack Meckes (December 29, 2016)

William Jack Meckes, age 91, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, December 29, 2016 at 8:48 AM at the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville, Ohio. He was born on October 16, 1925 in Greenville, Ohio, to the late Pete & Irene (Helms) Meckes.

He is survived by his wife, June (Coppock) Meckes whom he married on February 3, 1944; son and daughter in law, Michael & Shelley Meckes of Greenville; daughter and son in law, Kimberly & Ned Sebring of Greenville; grandchildren, Dustin Meckes, Tiffany Dickie, Jim (Lavonne) Campbell and Cynthia (Dick) Hill; great granddaughter, Charlie Dickey and several other grandchildren; sister and brother in law, Patricia & Richard Faulknor of Greenville; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his siblings, Thomas Meckes, John Meckes and Mary Jo Brock.

He owned and operated Butter Top Bakery in Greenville and was part owner of Peanut Barrel and the Greenville Flower Shop. He also worked in insurance sales and dispatcher. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Greenville, VFW, American Legion, Elks and was an avid golfer. He was a member of the United States Navy.

There will be a private service held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to Heartland Hospice or American Alzheimer’s Association. Condolence for the family may be sent through www.zecharbailey.com

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Betty Tinkham (December 23, 2016)

Betty Tinkham, 61, of Greenville, OH, passed away, Friday, December 23, 2016 at Heartland Of Greenville.

Betty was born Monday, April 18, 1955 in Greenville, OH, a daughter of the late Arthur and Stella Koons.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents and brother-in-law’s, Rick Broomhall and Jim Gross

Betty worked for Heartland of Greenville , Taco Bell and Master Industries.
She enjoyed spending time with her family.

Betty is survived by her Husband, of 14 years, Don Tinkham of Greenville, whom she married September 6, 2002.; daughter, Casey Hoff of Greenville; son and daughter-in-law, Matthew and Becca Hoff of Greenville; granddaughters, Elizabeth N. and Skylynn M.; brothers, Henry and Janet Koons of Indiana and Bob and Sue Koons of Indiana; sister, Dorothy Jones of Bradford; her former husband, David Hoff of Greenville; sister-in-law’s, Glenna Broomhall, Teresa Gross and Tam Hoff all of Greenville; several nieces and nephews.

Betty's family would like to express their thanks to the nurses and staff at Heartland of Greenville for the special care given to Betty during her stay there.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 5 PM, January 6, 2017 at the East Main Church of Christ in Greenville with Pastor Tracy Brown officiating.

Family and friends may visit at the church from 4PM till the time of service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Betty's family to help with funeral expenses.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

Braund Pope and Oliver Floyd Funeral Homes

Mary Beth (Powell) Zwiesler (December 25, 2016)

Mary Beth (Powell) Zwiesler, 60 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Sunday December 25, 2016 at 8:37 PM. She was born February 7, 1956 in Montgomery County, Ohio the daughter of Judith (Davis) Powell and the late Earl Powell. She was a homemaker.

She is preceded in death by her father; sister in law: Sue Zwiesler; brother in law: Tim Zwiesler.

She is survived by her mother; her husband: Peter Gerard Zwiesler of Greenville whom she married August 13, 1977; children & spouses: Sarah & Ryan Brubaker of Greenville, Joseph & Amanda Zwiesler of Greenville, Ruthie & Michael Wilfong of Middleport, Ohio, & Rebecca Zwiesler of Greenville; grandchildren: Lily, Ellie, Callie, Kate, Lauren, & Baylor; sisters & brother in law: Belinda Gallagher of Dayton, Coral & Mark Goeke of Eaton; in laws: Robert & Margie Zwiesler of Wichita, Kansas, Jim & Sharon Zwiesler of Dayton, Kay & Dick Seubert of Dayton, & Scott Zwiesler of Orlando, Florida; numerous nieces & nephews.

Services will be held on Friday December 30, 2016 at 10:30 AM at St. Paul Lutheran Church 131 E. Fourth Street Greenville, Ohio with Rev. Peter Menke officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Thursday December 29, 2016 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home and ½ hour prior to services on Friday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Association of Darke County or State of the Heart Care.

Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Evelyn Unger (December 25, 2016)

Evelyn Unger, 98 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Sunday December 25, 2016 at 12:00 PM at Oakley Place, Greenville, Ohio. She was born December 16, 1918 in Darke County, Ohio the daughter of the late George Edward & Mary (Michael) Alspaugh. She retired from Hannah’s Garden Center. She was a member of Painter Creek Church of the Brethren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Darrell “Doc” Unger whom she married February 17, 1940; brother & sister in law: Carl Nolan & Jean Alspaugh; brother in law: Dallas Lucas.

She is survived by her children: Lowell & Nina Unger of Greenville, Beverly & Steve Foster; grandchildren: Kim (Scott) Stickley, Craig (Katrina) Unger, Kathy (John) Bachmann; great grandchildren: Clay (Savanah) Stickley & Jordan Stickley, Allison & Lane Unger, Julia & Elena Bachmann; sister: Treva Lucas of Greenville; numerous nieces & nephews.

Services will be held on Wednesday December 28, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Mel Musser officiating. Burial will follow in Gettysburg Cemetery. Family will receive friends 1 hour prior to services on Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Care.

Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Lucas Russell Frye (Saturday, December 24, 2016)

Lucas Russell Frye, 35, of Greenville, OH, passed away, Saturday, December 24, 2016 at his Residence

Lucas was born Monday, December 7, 1981 in Greenville, OH.

Lucas is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Charles N. and Dorothy Frye; maternal grandparents, Russell A. and Betty L. Thobe; and grandmother-in-law, Doris A. Siders-Gray.

Lucas was employed at Whirlpool as a maintenance journeyman. Lucas loved to ride his motorcycle and spend time with his wife and children. He enjoyed being involved with his children's sporting events and loved playing softball.

Lucas is survived by his wife, of 13 years, Julia M. (Siders) Frye of Greenville, whom he married Saturday, June 21, 2003; his children, Trinity and Connor Frye; his parents, Larry D. and Linda S. (Thobe) Frye of Union City, OH; brothers, Larry C. and Kassi Frye of Greenville and Daniel Frye of Arcanum; sister, Tisha and Mike Gibson of New Weston; sisters-in-law, Jami and Chad Etter of Bradford and Lori and Michael Guthrie of Greenville; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Brian K. and Joyce A. Siders of Greenville; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10:30 am on Thursday, December 29, 2016 at the Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will follow in Greenville Township Memorial Gardens. Dinner will follow the burial at Greenville Eagles 113. Third Street Greenville, Ohio.

Family and friends may visit on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Oliver Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family to help with funeral expenses.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

Braund Pope and Oliver Floyd Funeral Homes